The Scottish Government has been secretly trying to wriggle out of a proposed US ban on imports of salmon from fish farms that shoot seals, according to documents published by The Ferret.
The fish farming industry had to throw away up to ten million salmon last year because of diseases, lice and other problems.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is under angry attack from the fish farming industry over new controls on toxic pesticide.
The Scottish Government allowed a US drug company to secretly rubbish a scientific study blaming one of its pesticides for killing wildlife.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are being put at risk by noise alarms used by fish farms to scare off seals.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog suppressed a critical report on pollution after private lobbying by the fish farming industry.
At least 45 lochs around Scotland’s coast have been contaminated by toxic pesticides from fish farms that can harm wildlife and human health.
Lucrative plans for the world’s biggest salmon farm around Orkney or Shetland would “abjectly” fail pollution limits and make “fools” of Scotland’s environmental watchdog.
A major fish farming company has killed more than 175,000 of its caged salmon in Scotland while trying to treat them.